Should Doctors Say “I’m Sorry” When Things Go Wrong?
Human illnesses and other conditions can be unpredictable. Doctors and other medical professionals do the best they can, but sometimes things go wrong, and patients are injured or even die. When it becomes clear that a patient may not recover, many doctors put up a wall and distance themselves from the case. After all, if the family of the patient ends up suing for medical…Read More
Teaching Hospitals Perpetuating Bad HabitsMedical Errors – Bad Habits Bad ResultsSpeaking Up When Medical Errors Are ExposedMedical Negligence Should Not Be Learned
We rely on our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible when we are faced with an illness, medical crisis or surgery. There are rules and regulations in place to ensure that medical professionals and facilities are in tip-top shape. From providing clean, germ-free environments that reduce the chance of infection to ensuring that surgeries are performed on the correct limb,…Read More
Why I got a second opinion even though the first was good news
Relief. We could finally breath, sleep, and eat. After about 1 month of tests, doctor visits, blood draws, x-rays, surgery, and a lot of waiting, we received the call that we had been waiting for. “It is negative. Go about your life. You have a healthy 19-year-old,” said the pediatric ear nose and throat surgeon. Anyone who has had to wait for pathology lab results…Read More